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10 best spots to Brunch with a view in London
If you didn’t hear, Igloo mania has once again hit the capital. The Coppa Club Tower Bridge announced this week they were taking bookings for their winter rooftop pods prompting mass panic amongst eager people trying to reserve a spot at the hottest place in town. As expected, the pods sold out nearly as soon as availability was released – by way of just a few website crashes.
But those who missed out on an igloo should fear not, as this isn’t the only place you can Brunch with a view in London. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best here:
You’re probably thinking we’ve lost our minds including this in the list despite devoting a whole introduction to it, but just hear us out. Although the igloos are sold out, there is still availability in the restaurant, where you can still enjoy spectacular skyline views of London while indulging in a delicious Brunch menu.
One of London’s most exclusive Brunch spots is set on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower right in the heart of the city. Duck and Waffle boasts wall to ceiling windows and you can enjoy their eponymous dish whilst experiencing all of what London has to offer.
If you get here early enough, you can watch your view of the Big Smoke slowly unravel beneath the early morning mist. It truly is a sight to behold.
Towering 39 storeys high in the famous Gherkin stands HELIX Restaurant, a refined eatery with a stunning Brunch menu and panoramic views of the city below. Named after the helix-like structure of the building, the sleek, cosmopolitan interior is befitting of a flawless menu, which is spearheaded by master Chef Daniel Loftin and his dedicated team. Sip the crispest Champagne whilst soaking up breath-taking 360-degree views of the city and pamper yourself with a 4-course Perrier-Jouet Champagne Brunch.
Perched atop the 36th floor of Sky Garden, Darwin Brasserie is a contemporary and elegant restaurant with sweeping views of Central London, where guests can start their day off in style while overlooking famous landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral. Its understated charm makes it the perfect hangout spot for a lavish Brunch buffet, though it retains the high-quality feel of a fine-dining restaurant with sparkling glassware, a muted colour palette and welcoming staff.
The Weekend Buffet Brunch offers a choice of main courses (the roast pork belly with polenta, chorizo and smoked tomato chutney is a winner, as is the classic eggs benedict) and unlimited starters as well as a dessert buffet.
Set on Level 31 of London’s tallest building, it’s not surprising that aqua shard is a place where Brunchers can experience spectacular views of London.
With The Shard being located on South Bank, guests can enjoy views of the River Thames and central London where the only thing missing from your view of London is The Shard itself.
While the view is one of the main draws of coming to aqua shard, the Breakfast and Brunch menu is just as spectacular. Until 25th November, Bruncher customers can exclusively enjoy a complimentary Bellini with their decadent three course Weekend Brunch, see here for full details.
Oblix is set on the floor above aqua shard on the 32nd level of London’s iconic Shard. A completely different concept to aqua shard, Oblix is split across two different spaces offering views of Central London from East and West.
Oblix East showcases Rainer Becker’s signature style of urban dining and offers a luxurious 3 course Brunch menu you can upgrade to add unlimited red or white wine - or Champagne if you're feeling extra indulgent.
Oblix West offers the same sophisticated dining experience and it is while enjoying the west side of spectacular views of central London that you can indulge in a delicious Sunday Roast menu available every Sunday from 12pm – 2:30pm.
The Aviary is an elegant restaurant and bar on the 10th floor of the Montcalm, where mouth-watering breakfast dishes are crafted to perfection.
The Finsbury Park skyline offers stunning views of the city, the perfect backdrop to enjoy breakfast with friends. The glamorous, cosmopolitan decor attracts city-slickers though the atmosphere is still one of relaxation. Aim for a spot near the windows for the best view.
One of London’s most desirable foodie destinations, Portrait Gallery overlooks Trafalgar Square with a celebrated view stretching from Nelson's Column, down Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye.
Their Breakfast and Brunch menu is worthy of the view with sumptuous treats on offer ranging from omelettes, kippers and pancakes – it’s sure to satisfy every Bruncher’s need.
Towering high on the 38th floor of 40 Marsh Wall, Bokan is a rarefied experience, guided by the confident hand of Head Chef, Aurlie Altemaire.
Located on Canary Wharf, Brunchers can experience gorgeous, panoramic views of London while enjoying an indulgent 3 course Brunch with unlimited Prosecco.
Overlooking the River Thames, Blueprint Café is ideally located in an elevated position so Brunchers can experience striking views of Tower Bridge and Docklands. Blueprint’s stylish glazed balcony provides a relaxed environment, perfect to start your day while enjoying a delightful Saturday Brunch menu.